- LiveScience.com/New England Journal of Medicine ©2013. – A 47-year-old U.S. woman developed a bone disease rarely seen in the U.S. after consuming an excessive amount of tea. An x-ray showed calcifications on ligaments (left) and areas of dense bone on the spinal vertebrae (right).
- Culled from Yahoo
- A 47-year-old Michigan woman developed a bone disease rarely seen in the U.S. after she drank a pitcher of tea made from at least 100 tea bags daily, for 17 years, researchers report.The Detroit woman visited the doctor after experiencing pain in her lower back, arms, legs and hips for five years.
X-rays revealed areas of very dense bone on the spinal vertebrae and calcifications of ligaments in her arm, said study researcher Dr. Sudhaker D. Rao, a physician at Henry Ford Hospital who specializes in endocrinology and bone and mineral metabolism.
The researchers suspected the woman had skeletal fluorosis, a bone disease caused by consuming too much fluoride (a mineral found in tea as well as drinking water).
The patient’s blood levels of fluoride were four times higher than what would be considered normal, the researchers said.
Skeletal fluorosis is endemic in regions of the world with naturally high levels of fluoride in drinking water, including some parts of India and China, but is rare in Europe and North America. (Low levels of fluoride are added to drinking water in the United States to prevent cavities, but aren’t high enough to cause fluorosis.)
Rao said the patient was originally referred to him because her doctors suspected she had cancer, which can also show up on an X-ray as areas of dense bone. But because Rao had seen cases of skeletal fluorosis in his native India, “I was able to recognize it immediately,” he said.
Excess fluoride is typically eliminated from the body by the kidneys, Rao said. But if one consumes a lot of it, as this patient did through tea drinking, over time, the fluoride forms crystal deposits on bone, Rao said.
A few other cases of skeletal fluorosis caused by tea drinking have been reported in the United States. In these cases, patients typically drank a gallon of tea a day, Rao said. Rao and colleagues instructed their patient to stop drinking tea, after which she experienced an improvement in symptoms. The fluoride deposits will gradually go away as the bone remodels (or repairs) itself, a process that occurs frequently in the body, Rao said.
A description of the case will published tomorrow (March 21) in the New England Journal of Medicine.
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Nigerian Rapper Don Saint is out with a new book “Emancipation From Masturbation’. Don Saint is the second Nigerian Hip Hop Artiste after Naeto C to obtain a Master’s Degree in Religion and Human Relations from Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka on the 17th Sept.2012. He was also the former Events Manager at Sliverbird’s Rhythm Fm Awka Station before he went back to school for his Masters Degree .
“80 % of the youths from age bracket of 10- 45 do masturbate and this they see as normal. But when I did my research I found out that Masturbation is very dangerous to our health, especially to boys as they grow into Men. So I took up the course to let the people know about the harmful effects of masturbation and how one can be free from the addiction.”
Sydney’s skyline erupted with tons of exploding fireworks as revellers cheered in the New Year from the city’s crammed harbour in the world’s first major celebration for 2013.
The welcome to 2013 was continuing on a grand scale across Asia with the increasingly democratic Myanmar celebrating the New Year with its first ever public countdown.
People cheered loudly at the celebration at Myoma grounds in Yangon, Myanmar – also known as Burma. There is also a huge street party planned in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta, which will befit the country’s powering economy.
The buoyant economies of the Asia-Pacific are prepared to party with renewed optimism despite the so-called fiscal cliff threatening to reverberate globally from the U.S. and the tattered economies of Europe.
People watch fireworks under The Sydney Harbour Bridge during New Years Eve celebrations.
Fireworks light up the sky during the New Year celebrations for children at Sydney Harbour before the main event kicks off
More than 1.5 million people were expected to line the foreshores of the harbour to watch the annual fireworks show
At midnight, Sydney will kick off a wave of dazzling firework displays welcoming in 2013, from Dubai to Moscow and London
It’s time to celebrate the happiness, the joy and the love that Christmas brings! SleeplessandTired.com and I hope that the Christ’s Birthday celebration is bright, cheerful and filled with prayer and thanksgiving. Our blessings are many, but none greater than His Love and our families! Happy Holidays!
As we draw to the end of another year
We think of the ones that we hold so dear;
We pause to give thanks for our friends so true ,
And ask God to bless them, the old and new.
We hold up each loved one before His Throne
And ask Him to comfort the ones alone,
For those who have lost someone they hold dear,
We ask Him to strengthen and hold them near.
And those with new babies, or newly wed, We ask Him to smooth out the path ahead;
For those who are ill and can barely stand,
We ask for the touch of His healing hand.
For those with new homes, with new jobs and new stress,
We ask Him to crown all their plans with success.
For those who have dreams and think, “It’s now or never,”
We ask Him to bless all that they should endeavor.
For those who are facing an uphill climb
We ask Him to carry them through this time.
As we come to the start of a brand new year,
We pray for the ones that we hold so dear.
We ask that each one will be soundly blest,
To taste of His goodness and know His best; For angels to watch o’er them day and night,
For miracles, blessings and sheer delight!
We ask for the gifts that the world can’t buy:
A glimpse at the wonders of Heaven on high,
Contentment and joy till the Lord comes again, This we ask for our friends, in His name, Amen.
It is received wisdom that deodorants are applied to your armpits.
Surely there is no other place for them?
You would be justified, then, in feeling more than a little bemused by a strange new invention- the edible deodorant, which keeps you ‘sweet smelling’ for hours.
The main ingredient, which provides the floral scent, is geraniol- a naturally occurring compound that us found in roses, lavender and vanilla. Garlic also contains similar chemicals that cannot be broken down by the body- but mercifully the candy will leave you smelling rather sweeter than if you’d chomped down on a clove or three.
I’m so angry I could break something. So effing frustrated I could just yell! Why won’t the pounds roll off, why won’t the weight get wasted? I turn away from the mirror in disgust. Eyes can barely take in the folds and the flab. Why can’t I be skinny like those b*****s on the street? They look at me and they think there’s a girl that loves her food! I shake my head in despair. I have been on an effing diet for 3 weeks now. Eating scraps, hunger torments me as I sit each meal out. Afraid to put even the ‘littlest’ morsel in my mouth. How can I be barely surviving and yet still adding weight? What sort of anomaly has befallen me?
No one understands. They tell me ‘I need to lose weight’. They tell me ‘You should go on a diet’ and team BBW psyche me…
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